Testimonials from Walking Holiday Customers

We publish all our testimonials and letters of thanks.  We hope you will take the time to scroll through them, as they will give you an excellent view of what our customers think of Secret Hills Walking Holidays.


"Shropshire Hills & Ironbridge July 2021. Alan (Secret Hills Walking owner and walk leader) lead on this weekend. Really enjoyed it, good contrast in the two days walking. The group were really lovely as well. Very much enjoyed guided walking. Organisation of holiday – excellent. Hotel was perfectly fine and food good. Really enjoyable weekend, thanks. "

- Marion O'Brien - July 2021

"Shropshire Hills & Ironbridge - July 2021. Very much enjoyed the guided walking. Friendly and knowledgeable leaders and lovely walks, particularly on the Sunday from Church Stretton. Ing (walk leader) was also good as we arrived at Ironbridge about 1.5 hours before the taxi was due so he asked if we would like an additional walk on the flat and we went to a fab little tea room in a nice courtyard with shops about a mile or so away (as Ironbridge was busy and noisy that day). I thoroughly enjoyed my break. It’s evident how hard you work Alan, and the staff that support you, and that you care about ensuring your customers have a great time. Like you say it’s not just a walk but a holiday. Great job. Really well organised both in terms of the things we see but also all that must go on behind the scenes in ensuring these weekends run smoothly. "

- Laura Bowyer - July 2021

"Windermere Ring- July 2021. Very well organised. Good scenic routes. It was good to have the option of more challenging walks on the last day. I enjoyed the company of the group. This was my first holiday with you. Alvina (walk leader) was exceptional. She was very professional and great company. She was careful to regularly engage with, support and encourage all members of the group. Well done and many thanks! "

- Lewis Thomas - July 2021

"Cotswolds - June 2021. I really enjoyed the experience and all in all a lovely group."

- Mike M - July 2021

"Windermere Ring- July 2021. Excellent walking guides. Alvina was so kind and encouraging. It was helpful for some to walk with Gill on the last day so that the more accomplished walkers could stretch themselves. Very well organised. I really liked the hotel. It was a beautiful building. The gardens were well kept. The staff very helpful and the choices of food meant that I could have variety. Thank you to Alan who was there to welcome me on the day of arrival at Rydal. "

- Diane Whistance-Smith - July 2021

"Cotswolds, June 2021. Hi Craig, All the best, and keep up the great work! Thanks again for being such a great guide."

- Danny Dresser - July 2021

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What Others Said...

Church Stretton - August 2020. Despite being in the middle of a pandemic, trust Secret Hills to provide the perfect holiday as usual, in challenging times. Four cracking walks in the beautiful Shropshire Hills. All were looked after by a variety of leaders, all keen to make sure we had a good time and got the most out of the area. Lovely pub lunches as well. Thanks to Alan, Barbara and all the leaders for a relaxing, stress free, fun holiday with good company. Is it any wonder I keep returning? Who could ask for more? I must also mention all the efforts of the staff at the Longmynd hotel to ensure we had everything we needed. Nothing was too much trouble.

Tracy Threadgold